On July 19, a second hearing in Netanyahu’s trial (“Case 2000”) is scheduled to take place. Case 2000 involves a suspected illicit quid pro quo deal between Netanyahu and Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper publisher, Arnon Mozes, that would have seen the prime minister weaken a rival daily, the Sheldon Adelson-backed freebie, Israel Hayom, in return for more favorable coverage from Yedioth.
As Israel heads toward a possible second lockdown, how will the new corona restrictions, as well as a new attorney joining the defense team, impact the procedure?
Prof. Gad Barzilai will discuss the upcoming hearing and present different possible scenarios for its outcome.
Gad Barzilai is a professor of law, political science and international studies, famous for his work on the politics of law, comparative law and politics, human rights and communities. Barzilai published heretofore 18 books and 173 articles in major academic journals and publishing houses. He served as the Dean of the Faculty of Law (2012-2017) and as of November 2016, he is the Vice Provost of University of Haifa.